We call it Bangkok. The Thais call it Krung Thep. Whatever you call it, it’s a big, sprawling city that is both beautiful and frustrating. It is a major airline hub in Southeast Asia so many travellers pass through it. Here are the sorts of things they see when they arrive:
Recent violence is keeping some travellers away from Bangkok, but if you’re planning on spending any kind of time in Southeast Asia, chances are you’ll find yourself in the Thai capital before long. Here are some images that capture tiny slices of this sprawling, beautiful, infuriating city.
Some of the most stunning travel videos are being made these days with drones, small, remote-controlled airplanes outfitted with cameras, typically GoPros. This one of a remote Thai island that is off the full-moon party circuit is particularly stunning. I like that the photographer used a lot of ground-level shots to show things in a more human scale.
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